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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Summer Resident Worried About Future at New Fairway

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

A resident says development proposed at the Camp will see removal of their current mobile homes

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A long-time camper from New Fairway Campground in Port Elgin is concerned about future development proposed at the park and say campers will most likely have to remove their mobile homes, at their own cost. 

Westcan Cedar Grove Villages, the new owner of the property wants to expand and is currently going through the approval process with the Town of Saugeen Shores. 

Phase one of New Fairway's expansion could see 32 sites refurbished and there are four phases proposed in total.

One summer resident who requested to remain anonymous  has summered there for over a decade and says Phase one means she will have to remove her RV at her own cost... and if she wants to remain a camper, she will have to purchase one of New Fairway's new Modular Homes. 
"Everyone has different kinds of RV Trailer's, park models here...they're telling us if you want to come back in you'll have to buy their Modular Homes...we are responsible for pulling it (current home) out and if we leave our site 'not clean' then they are going to bill us for it."

She says in terms of timing on the proposed changes they've been allegedly told it "depends on the market".

She says a presentation by Westcan Cedar Grove Villages has been made to camp residents and she alleges there is a proposed timeline of 3-5 years of development, per Town approvals.

The summer resident is upset not only because she has seen her family grow up at the Port Elgin campground but also because, she as well as other residents have made costly permanent modifications to their homes which may have to be removed.

Bayshore Broadcasting did make contact with Westcan Cedar Grove Villages. A Westcan Rep says they are not ready to comment at this point as "things are still being finalized", but will do so in the future. 

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